Usefulness of perfusion index to detect the effect of brachial plexus block

@article{Ku2013UsefulnessOP,
  title={Usefulness of perfusion index to detect the effect of brachial plexus block},
  author={Alparslan Kuş and Yavuz Gũrkan and Suna Kara Gormus and Mine Solak and Kamil Toker},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={325-328}
}
The traditional method to evaluate adequacy of the block for surgery is based on loss of sensory response to stimuli, which requires patient cooperation. Several methods have been described for objective assessment of the nerve block. The aim of the study was to investigate whether perfusion index (PI), a measure of peripheral perfusion from a pulse… CONTINUE READING